COWTOWN KEEYLOCKO, Ariz. -- Ed Keeylocko sauntered into the Blue Dog Saloon, took a seat and gestured toward the bartender.
"Let me have a little tequila, sugar."
Today it was just Keeylocko and the bartender. But often visitors walk into this bar, sit next to Keeylocko, 79, and whisper in his ear, asking where they can find Ed Keeylocko. They want to see the cowboy they've heard so much about.
"Some people think I'm mythical," he smirked, while his weathered fingers cupped the tiny glass of tequila -- neat, with no salt.
Keeylocko is the founder of Cowtown Keeylocko, an 80-acre spread with handmade buildings of wood and tin. Founded in December of 1974 and located about 40 miles southwest of Tucson, it lies at the end of a bumpy dirt road where a sign greets visitors: "Population 5 -- most of the time."